MS Urban and Community Planning '24
In July of 2020, Roman Lombardo graduated from the City University of New York’s Baruch College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics, where he was actively involved with coursework on data analysis and research design. He was an active member in Baruch College’s Accounting Club and took a wide range of coursework in the business school’s sphere. However, his true passion was his minor, history, where he focused his studies on urban, immigrant, and LGBT histories. Being deeply engaged in these studies led him to develop a greater understanding of community and place, as well as the complex relationships, challenges, and histories that they have with one another. These experiences led him to pursuing his Masters of Science in Urban and Community Planning at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. In his time at Pratt, Roman has been thoroughly committed to the goals of achieving equity and social justice within, and outside, the planning ﬁeld. Keeping these ideals in mind, Roman collaborated alongside eight of his peers to formulate a collection of recommendations for their community partners, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition and Mothers on the Move, in their aim to repurpose and reclaim the Kingsbridge Armory as an asset of their community. Roman is originally from Long Island and has lived on-and-oﬀ in Queens since 2016. He currently resides in Sunnyside, Queens and enjoys using his free time to draw, write songs on his guitar, read, and see classic ﬁlms at the movie theatre.
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